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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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December 30, 2009

Mount Baker in all it's winter glory!

It's only six months until our first Baker climb of the New Year! Until then check out our ski descent of Baker and other options. Got to love this place we call home! Hope you can join us in 2010.

Happy New Year from the Mountain Madness team!


December 28, 2009

Success on Cotopaxi!

Next up - Chimborazo!

Amber wrote in today to tell us that 10 of the Ecuador Mountaineering School climbers, plus guides made the summit of Coto. They had great conditions, but it was very cold, they tagged the summit and headed right down- nice job to all! They are now resting at the Hacienda La Cienega.


December 26, 2009

Ecuador School Team Summits Cayambe; Aconcagua Team to attempt summit on the 27th

Ossy skyped in to say nine reached the summit of Cayambe- the first objective of our mountaineering school in Ecuador-(pictured above). Meanwhile, Alejo called in on the sat phone to say he and Shawn are poised to reach Aconcagua, the highest peak in South America, on the 27th. Stay tuned for more details!


December 23, 2009

Antarctic Christmas Greeting from MM guide Thai Verzone

Feliz Navidades from Thai,

Well, I'm back on the ice and in yet another new and amazing place with icebergs, penguins, seals, whales, piercing mountains and yet never-ending ice. Yesterday, 5 glaciologist and I flew on a British Dash 7 (a 4 prop antarctic shuttle plane) down to the Antartic Penisula from Punta Arenas Chile. [+] READ MORE

December 22, 2009

Aconcagua Trip Dispatch

We’re happy to report that we’ve heard great things from our team on Aconcagua! Guide Alejo Lazzati and clients Shawn Dawson and John O’Beirne called from Plaza de Mulas to say that they’re having a wonderful experience on South America’s highest peak. [+] READ MORE